Bombay High Court grants two-week reprieve to Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra in 'cheating' case

Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra were accused of cheating by a textile firm owner.

FP Staff July 04, 2017 13:25:37 IST
Bombay High Court grants two-week reprieve to Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra in 'cheating' case

The Bombay High Court has directed the Mumbai police to not file a chargesheet against Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra in an alleged cheating case for two weeks, until the matter is heard again.

Bombay High Court grants twoweek reprieve to Shilpa Shetty Raj Kundra in cheating case

Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra. File Photo

On 3 July, justices RV More and Sarang Kotwal heard a joint plea by Shetty and Kundra seeking that the case of cheating and criminal breach against them be quashed. "Do not file a charge sheet in the case till we hear this petition," the court said. It also asked for the police's stand on the couple's plea.

This case has been registered by the Thane police. On 27 April, the Bhiwandi police booked the couple based on allegations by a textile owner who accused them of duping. They have been booked under sections 406 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code. In May, they were given anticipatory bail by a trial court, after which they approached the High Court.

The complaint has been filed by Ravi Bhalotia, who claims that he provided bed sheets to Best Deal TV, a tele-shopping company where Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty are directors. He claims that the couple has failed to pay him his share of the profits from the sales, which amount to Rs 24 lakh.

In April, Raj Kundra and three others accused in the case recorded their statements at the Kongaon police station. The questioning apparently went on for hours. The couple's lawyer told the court that they had no intention to cheat Bhalotia, and that the case was civil in nature. They had paid the complainant Rs 1 lakh, and Rs 24 lakh was remaining to be paid.

Updated Date:

also read

Kanye West, now Ye, reportedly planning to travel to Russia, meet Vladimir Putin
Entertainment

Kanye West, now Ye, reportedly planning to travel to Russia, meet Vladimir Putin

Kanye West heads to Russia to work on new business deals with Aras Agalarov, the Azerbaijani-Russian billionaire businessman with ties to Donald Trump

Rust armourer sues film's ammunition supplier over mixing dummy and live weapons
Entertainment

Rust armourer sues film's ammunition supplier over mixing dummy and live weapons

Rust armourer sued the film's ammunition supplier, accusing him of leaving real bullets among the dummy cartridges, resulting in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer.

Netflix plans to develop two sequels of Red Notice; Rawson Marshall Thurber expected to direct
Entertainment

Netflix plans to develop two sequels of Red Notice; Rawson Marshall Thurber expected to direct

Netflix aims to start production on the sequels in 2023, with Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds to return.